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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    Glad to see this. I just picked up a V1 and I am going to use a salsa fork to see if I can stomach the handling. Should have me in the 70 degree HA still, and there is only one fork with correct a-c on the market and it has curved fork legs. No thanks.

    Which brings me to my question (which is never stated. Oops)- the Soma B-Side is based on a 80mm 650b fork, and I don't know anyone in my area that has 80mm forks. Everything is at least 100mm. If Soma had just designed their frame around a 100mm 650b fork, the geometry of the bike would be almost spot on for every 29er rigid fork on the market.

    Now we're on V2 for the B-side and- wait for it- they did 80mm 650b suspension correction again. Dammit.
    I thought it was based on a 100mm fork, no? The 71d HTA is from a 453mm *when sagged* fork. A Fox at 100mm is 470mm A-to-C. ~17mm sag gets it down to 453. Viola!

    Ahh..now I see. Soma says the B-Side is designed around the WB Magic 80mm fork. Its A-to-C is 467mm, which is kinda tall for an 80mm fork...almost the same as a Fox at 100mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohpossum View Post
    I thought it was based on a 100mm fork, no? The 71d HTA is from a 453mm *when sagged* fork. A Fox at 100mm is 470mm A-to-C. ~17mm sag gets it down to 453. Viola!

    Ahh..now I see. Soma says the B-Side is designed around the WB Magic 80mm fork. Its A-to-C is 467mm, which is kinda tall for an 80mm fork...almost the same as a Fox at 100mm.
    Yeah, so my point is that they could have gone with a frame designed around a longer travel fork and it would have been close enough to the a-c for most 29er rigid forks that the handling would not have been too noticeably changed.

    Instead, at 453, someone who wants to ride the B side rigid has a choice of 15mm longer (29er) or 10mm shorter (26") as there is only one rigid fork with the a-c corrected for the Soma. Designing the bike around a 445mm a-c seems incredibly impractical given Soma basing the design around a 80mm fork, but it doesn't seem like an incredible stretch to design their frame around a slightly longer fork in order to allow their customers to take advantage of the numerous rigid forks on the 29er market.

    I am getting the large frame, so I have a 71.5 HA. I think there is an outside change that one of the 29er forks I have will work- putting me somewhere around 70.75 HA and a slightly longer wheelbase, so it might be fine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by coconinocycles View Post
    a couple more from the CCFR the blue bike & the green are 650B http://coconinocycles.blogspot.com/2...n-random.html- Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
    Beautiful bikes dude. I need to get me one someday. In my previous life I recall seeing you and your frames at the Pay 'n Take. Glad to see you're still at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vemeno View Post
    is that 26er scandal? my 26er inbred with neo motos and 100mm x-fusion enix fork (480mm unsagged) has BB height of 13.5"!! and it is quite high for my taste
    which fox fork is that (what a-c length unsagged)
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    Finally remembered to measure it...it is 19 inches.

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    There is one of these on it's way to you Mr. Pacenti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel View Post
    There is one of these on it's way to you Mr. Pacenti.

    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOFTBUTT View Post
    carbontubulars, can you give me alittle info about that fork. is it a 100mm fork and how much clearance do you have with that fork. it looks like a 2010 fork and I don't think the crowns have changed for 2012.
    It's just a stock RLC 100 fork. I'd say 2010 model. No issues with clearance. Even better than my Marz 55 ATA on the 650B Heckler.

    I really like the litespeed on 650B's. My buddy was having a tough time keeping up on the rolling rooty trails.

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    carbontubulars, thanks for the info

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    Santa Cruz 650B Blur TRc

    Santa Cruz Blur TRc Medium frame.....has 10mm of stay clearence between RR's on American Classic wheelset....

    Mods made to fit 650B's.....
    * 3mm of plastic spacers/washers in the shock to limit bottom out (same as I had to do on the BLTc), I might be able to remove them now because of the mod below..
    * Clamped cable stop to move the front derailuer cable out of the rear wheels path.

    Yet to ride in the dirt.......
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    That is awesome looking.
    Definitely let us know if you get full travel with the cable stop mod.
    Where does the BB height end up? The TRc is supposed to be low for handling.
    Cheers!

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    Nice bike. Be interested in ride report.

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    650b

    Been lurking around here looking for info and ideas. Really like my Lynskey pro 29 and my Rocky Mountain vertex rls but there is always room for another bike. Getting started on my new project, a cannondale Taurine and lefty fork. Have a new hope bulb rear hub sitting around leftover and a lefty hub on the way. Ordered a set of crest 650b rims today and got a set of racing ralph 2.25 yesterday. I'll have to calculate spoke lenght, hopefuly have the spokes in stock so I can start building as soon as the rims arrive. Built a set of 355 wheels and dt swiss 240s with Pacentti tires for a customer during the week for his titus fireline 26. Been anticipating building those wheels so I could test fit the 650b rear wheel on my cannondale frame. From what I had learned here it was going to fit but I wanted to see for myself. Turned out good, fits very well with plenty of spere room for a bigger than 2.1 tire. I'll take pictures as I start to make progress, thanks for all the help all.
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    My cannondale Taurine 650b project

    Got started on my 650b project today, my crest rims arrived. Meassured bb height with 26" wheels at 11 1/2" and built the new 650b rear wheel. Mounted the racing ralph on it and stan's it, sealed great. Waiting on my front hub, will post pictures once I get my posting above 10.

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    After many months of riding my 2010 Epic has a B6er, I have finally gotten my hands on a rear wheel and am running full 650b. Front wheel is a Stans 355 laced to an AC hub. Rear is an AC 650 BXC. Fork is a 2011 Fox 80mm Terralogic. The bike is pretty light at 24.5lbs. and it really moves with the 650b.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    After many months of riding my 2010 Epic has a B6er, I have finally gotten my hands on a rear wheel and am running full 650b. Front wheel is a Stans 355 laced to an AC hub. Rear is an AC 650 BXC. Fork is a 2011 Fox 80mm Terralogic. The bike is pretty light at 24.5lbs. and it really moves with the 650b.
    Very nice bike. It makes me wonder whether the rear triangle of the Epic would fit the Camber. That would allow to get rid of the arch issue and allow using larger tires...

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    Incredibly blurry picture of a steel(gasp) trail bike that we just finished up- taken during my neurotic shake-down ride wherin I changed stems/bars multiple times.




    It's my idea of the perfect New England trail bike.
    Thick enough not to dent, stiff enough to be enjoyable to ride and a riding position that allows a proper XC riding position. Hell, I'll actually be throwing riser bars and a 90 degree stemon it while still keeping a proper pedaling position. It has a 5" travel fork, which for me is an astronomical thing since I like rock hard 80mm forks most of the time.

    It'd be awesome down in the rocky flatter parts of New England where you need to have a proper pedaling position if you really want to moto and you might just get flung into the underbrush at any time.

    5" travel fork and handlebar drop- That's something nice to see.

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    Turner 650b frankenFlux.


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    [QUOTE=SuspectDevice;8651915]Incredibly blurry picture of a steel(gasp) trail bike that we just finished up- taken during my neurotic shake-down ride wherin I changed stems/bars multiple times.






    Tight looking bike. Those dropouts seem pretty small [I like them] what type are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TORQUE-29er View Post
    Turner 650b frankenFlux.

    That's not a standard Flux rear end is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuspectDevice View Post
    Incredibly blurry picture of a steel(gasp) trail bike that we just finished up- taken during my neurotic shake-down ride wherin I changed stems/bars multiple times.




    It's my idea of the perfect New England trail bike.
    Thick enough not to dent, stiff enough to be enjoyable to ride and a riding position that allows a proper XC riding position. Hell, I'll actually be throwing riser bars and a 90 degree stemon it while still keeping a proper pedaling position. It has a 5" travel fork, which for me is an astronomical thing since I like rock hard 80mm forks most of the time.

    It'd be awesome down in the rocky flatter parts of New England where you need to have a proper pedaling position if you really want to moto and you might just get flung into the underbrush at any time.

    5" travel fork and handlebar drop- That's something nice to see.
    Nice Bike Mickey! Are you going to leave it "raw" or have it painted at some point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuspectDevice View Post
    I'll probably just end up selling it with the(potential) customers choice of paint.
    I'm not going to be able to tolerate a ferrous frame very long. I've been riding aluminum bikes for 20 years(gulp), I don't have much intention to change that any time soon.
    Did Frank The Welder build the frame for this one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Nice Bike Mickey! Are you going to leave it "raw" or have it painted at some point?
    I'll probably just end up selling it with the(potential) customers choice of paint.
    I'm not going to be able to tolerate a ferrous frame very long. I've been riding aluminum bikes for 20 years(gulp), I don't have much intention to change that any time soon.

    Mark- you can stop asking. If you see a Spooky mtb, Frank melded the metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterat Pat View Post
    That's not a standard Flux rear end is it?

    Nope,it's an RFX rear,push rockers.

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    Van Nicholas Zion Ti

    This is my Van Nicholas Zion Ti bike w/ 650b wheels.
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    Yes, I like 650b! Sounds like Fox will be making me a new fork soon. Here are a few pics of my 650b Mojo SL f/r and GT i-drive front on a Rockshox Psylo SL with plenty of clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristinka View Post
    This is my Van Nicholas Zion Ti bike w/ 650b wheels.
    So am I the only person here who is thinking "WTF is with that fork?" Very intrigued. Reminds me of the AMP forks of the late 90's.
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    This is my Van Nicholas Zion Ti bike w/ 650b wheels.
    is that a Red front derailleur and a 960 XTR crank mod to 2 rings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed.Rides.Bicycles View Post
    is that a Red front derailleur and a 960 XTR crank mod to 2 rings?
    but it's being pulled from the top...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    So am I the only person here who is thinking "WTF is with that fork?" Very intrigued. Reminds me of the AMP forks of the late 90's.
    No, I was but was too embarrassed to ask. Any more info on that bike? Pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    So am I the only person here who is thinking "WTF is with that fork?" Very intrigued. Reminds me of the AMP forks of the late 90's.
    The fork is German:A Kilo 1.2 (german:A.о - lightweight bike engineering since 1995). The paralelogram is different to AMP. The pivots have sealed ball bearings. 90mm of very sensitive travel. 1290g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed.Rides.Bicycles View Post
    is that a Red front derailleur and a 960 XTR crank mod to 2 rings?
    The FD is Sram XX down swing. The cranks are Shimano FC-M960 mod to 2rings. The rings are Specialites TA 38/26T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristinka View Post
    The fork is German:A Kilo 1.2 (german:A.о - lightweight bike engineering since 1995). The paralelogram is different to AMP. The pivots have sealed ball bearings. 90mm of very sensitive travel. 1290g.
    Wow. How cool is this suspension company? 36mm stanchion 120mm susp fork for 29ers weighing 1500gm! Coil parallelogram fork! Now to patiently wait for the Euro to nosedive so I can scoop one up for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    Wow. How cool is this suspension company? 36mm stanchion 120mm susp fork for 29ers weighing 1500gm! Coil parallelogram fork! Now to patiently wait for the Euro to nosedive so I can scoop one up for myself.
    It is a German company. Everything is manufactured in Germany. No China. Their forks are awesome. Low weight, very stiff and great function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristinka View Post
    It is a German company. Everything is manufactured in Germany. No China. Their forks are awesome. Low weight, very stiff and great function.
    And the 'modular' construction would easily allow for a 650b specific design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    And the 'modular' construction would easily allow for a 650b specific design.
    German engineering, tolerances and longevity.. it's known to be top of food chain.
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    Yup. It used to be a 29er. Now its a low slung trail-carving machine. Im happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lml427 View Post
    Yes, I like 650b! Sounds like Fox will be making me a new fork soon. .
    What makes you think Fox will be making a 650B fork anytime soon? Got some inside info to share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    What makes you think Fox will be making a 650B fork anytime soon? Got some inside info to share?
    It may be a bit, but looks like it will happen. This is also on the last page of "650b rumor mill" on this forum. Read the Fox Racing section.


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    Hi Folks,

    Here's mine. It's a B-26:

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    Belltown Bikes with Nevegal 2.35s paired up to some white Blunts. Fork up front is a Pugsley for now.


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    Nice! Looks like a "spindly" yet rigid "AM" rig.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Nice! Looks like a "spindly" yet rigid "AM" rig.
    Rigid New England Woods Bike perhaps is a good description of how it rides/feels.

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    Another 650b Heckler...




    ...sorry for the crappy droid pics, the worst cell camera ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SasquatchSC View Post
    Another 650b Heckler...




    ...sorry for the crappy droid pics, the worst cell camera ever!
    Nice bike. More photos of the fork/tire clearance on that Marzocchi. What model Marzocchi fork is that? Are those P35 rims or Blunts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Nice bike. More photos of the fork/tire clearance on that Marzocchi. What model Marzocchi fork is that? Are those P35 rims or Blunts?
    Thanks!

    It's a Marz 55 RC3 Ti with a Nevegal 2.1 on P35 rim.

    Not as much room as i'd prefer, but since the Nevegals are wearing pretty fast, i'll throw on a quasi 2.0 when the time comes for a bit more clearance.

    I had a Nevegal 2.35 which definitely rubbed from the get go. I didn't even ride the bike with that one on there. Good news is the 2.35 works just fine on the rear, so no waste!


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    Did some "experimenting" last night - rides surprisingly well like this!


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    Nice you added some cush

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Did some "experimenting" last night - rides surprisingly well like this!

    But how do you drop the seat much with that fancy curved seat tube ??
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    I started with this Chumba HX1 converted 650B



    Then got a Jamis B1 frame and moved all the parts from the HX1 over and got this

    No moss...

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    Nice! What FOX fork are you using?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Nice build but the standover looks deadly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    But how do you drop the seat much with that fancy curved seat tube ??
    Simple answer - I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Nice! What FOX fork are you using?

    120mm Float RLC


    Nice build but the standover looks deadly....

    I have long legs so its not an issue for me.
    No moss...

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    I've posted this in the monstercross thread, but I think it also belongs here. An update of my bike, now in "monstercross mode":


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    Here's a shot of the 2010 Stump FSR Expert Carbon in action on some of the local rocks with an ugly pilot.

    140mm 650b!

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    An update on my squisher. Its completed and built. Fun and fast. I wont be paying to have it painted. No point, really. If anything it may get some Krylon. Any color requests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube View Post


    An update on my squisher. Its completed and built. Fun and fast. I wont be paying to have it painted. No point, really. If anything it may get some Krylon. Any color requests?
    Neon is coming back strong! My personal favorites are pink and yellow... the more obnoxious the better!

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    I like it just the way it is clear coat for that industrial look.

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    Yellow and pink?? Yikes.... I may have to try that. Where will I put the batteries???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube View Post
    Yellow and pink?? Yikes.... I may have to try that. Where will I put the batteries???
    One or the other! I am not completely without taste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube View Post


    An update on my squisher. Its completed and built. Fun and fast. I wont be paying to have it painted. No point, really. If anything it may get some Krylon. Any color requests?
    Kelly Green!

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    Quote Originally Posted by campaleches View Post
    I've posted this in the monstercross thread, but I think it also belongs here. An update of my bike, now in "monstercross mode":

    Curious - where do you primarily hold those bars? Way down in the Hooks of the Midge bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Curious - where do you primarily hold those bars? Way down in the Hooks of the Midge bars?

    With the stem in this position, I use the Midge mostly as any other drop bar, so I change hand position quite often. I climb mostly on the tops and hoods (unlike many other people using the Midge, I find them pretty comfy), and use primarily the hooks for descending.

    When I flip the stem, setup is much more "monstercross style", and bar tops are level with the saddle. Then I use the hooks as the primary position, although the hoods are still nice (the tops, however, make me feel a bit too upright)

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    My 650b converted GT Force 2.0. Kenda nevegal 2.35 front, 2.1 rear, manitou nixon fork.

    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I understand that engineering has value in and of itself. But in the end, it's still just a pile of aluminum tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick d View Post
    my 650b converted gt force 2.0. Kenda nevegal 2.35 front, 2.1 rear, manitou nixon fork.


    nice!

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    So here's some pics of our 650B's.....

    Mine: Carver Ti 650B SS 19 lbs (now sports 2012 Velvet RL, no recent pics)
    Hers: Soma B-Side SS

    We were asked to do some "action shots" for our local trail system here in Prescott AZ. I'm hiking.....while she gets to ride her SS. I made sure she took her 650B SS to the shoot instead of her geared bike. So now we have a major AZ trail map with some 650B goodness on the cover and inside.
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    Haro Beasley SS
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    old prophet

    My old Prophet brought back from the dead with 650b wheels & 1x10xt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tominpinson View Post
    My old Prophet brought back from the dead with 650b wheels & 1x10xt.
    Nice!!

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    Built up a sixfiftyB2 frame

    crest/rotaz wheels
    pacenti neomoto 2.3
    fox vanilla rlc
    ritchey wcs stem, mokeylite xc bar
    xo brakes
    noir cranks
    forte pedals
    forte carbon post
    arione tt saddle
    xt shadow rear, older xt front deraileurs

    weighs 26-27lbs roughly on bathroom scale


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    That is a badass looking B2! Light too!!

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    Thanks, hoping its not overkill for some XC racing this weekend

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    Those Black B2's really look nice. The vanilla looks the part.

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    2.10 with room to spare.






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    That Stylus is sweet. 650b Urban/Play bike?

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    Thanks!, yep, I'm really digging it. Urban here luckily includes dirt, I'm thinking a 140mm Rockshox Arygle. Do you know if the tires work with that fork?

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    Snow Day in Seattle

    Snow ride on the B-Side. Don't snow like this is Seattle very often but sure is fun when it does... unless you're driving. But who would want to do that

    Most fun I have had on a bike in a long while!
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    Wish I could take photos like that.
    I couldn't resist the charms of a B-Side .I'm a sucker for frames with panels . Matches my classic lugged Somec road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways View Post
    I'm not sure if we have a thread that's been buried, but let's see everyone's 650B bikes

    I'll start with this one:

    That is a classy and practical bicycle right there.

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    You must be on the east side; no snow like that in Ballard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by talabardio View Post
    You must be on the east side; no snow like that in Ballard!
    oh no!!! CD/Cap Hill and most photos from Volunteer Park...

    and funny thing a cashier at Trader Joe's on Cap Hill said her friend said the same thing...

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    Smile

    Here's my 2010 Jamis 650B1build. I love it!


    Going to replace the Ario with a Monarch RT3 also a Middleburn crankset otherwise it's done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litech View Post
    Here's my 2010 Jamis 650B1build. I love it!
    Going to replace the Ario with a Monarch RT3 also a Middleburn crankset otherwise it's done
    That looks great. I like the colors. Who built those wheels for you?

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    Thanks! I built the wheelset. Pacenti TL28 rims, DT Swiss super comp spokes, Hadley hub up front with a Tune Kong rear hub. About 1600g for the set.

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    Van Nicholas Zion 650b custom

    I am starting to build my first real sixfifty. This is the base. The custom built Van Nicholas Zion titanium frame just arrived
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    ^^^Very nice Ti frame. Dig the rear dropouts... gorgeous! and PM too!
    Amolan

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    Recovering from an injury so I lack the foot strength to ride hard on my rigid 29er, so I built up this 650b conversion for 'therapy' riding. Works alright on hardpack, quite happy with the tires and handling. Surprisingly stable and planted offroad, even climbs like a goat on hardpack with light gravel over top. Once I wear out these (quite nice) Somas, I think I'll go at the chainstays with a ball-peen hammer and try to cram some 42c Grand Bois Hetres in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Thanks!, yep, I'm really digging it. Urban here luckily includes dirt, I'm thinking a 140mm Rockshox Arygle. Do you know if the tires work with that fork?
    Argyle lowers are the same as Pike lowers, you'll be fine.

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    Moots cinco 650b
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristinka View Post
    I am starting to build my first real sixfifty. This is the base. The custom built Van Nicholas Zion titanium frame just arrived
    Wouldn't I like one of those in the collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristinka View Post
    I am starting to build my first real sixfifty. This is the base. The custom built Van Nicholas Zion titanium frame just arrived

    Is this going to be a SS or geared?....I'm thinking the later because of the dropouts. Nice ride. you're going to dig the way Ti feels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-man View Post
    Is this going to be a SS or geared?....I'm thinking the later because of the dropouts. Nice ride. you're going to dig the way Ti feels.
    Geared. 2x9

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    dakar xlt.. seat stay brace removed

    here she is...very fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teigansdad View Post
    here she is...very fun!
    Can we get a close up pic of what you did with the seat stay brace? Details are nice!

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    Sure thing...will try to snap a pic in next few days and post. In the mean time: the seat stay brace is bolted on with 4 hex bolts. I simply removed it.

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    My Bronto Bon Blue 650B (BBB650B)
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